Vans x The North Face SK8-Hi 46 MTE DX
Footwear Nov 14 2017
Both Vans and The North Face are two iconic California brands that have come to personify adventure, playfulness, and exploration. While one brand is more likely to be spotted while scaling the face of a mountain and the other while speeding through a halfpipe, it’s curious that these two behemoths have paired up until recently.
With the release of the Vans x The North Face Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX shoes, active enthusiasts are celebrating everywhere. The two brands have come together to redefine its classic styles in an all-weather special edition collection. The Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX flips the iconic Vans high top on its head with some very special additions for the elements. The shoes’ feature deluxe weather-resistant leather and synthetic uppers. Inside, feet are kept warm with thick linings and a heat retention layer that rests between the sock liner and outsole to protect wearers from rain and even snow. The newly designed vulcanized lug outsole utilizes 20 years of snow boot design influence to increase traction on the high tops.
For hours of wear and tear the Sk8-Hi 46 MTE DX has UltraCush insoles that provide long-lasting comfort, whether on the mountains or in the streets. The shoes reinforced toecaps withstand continual wear, while padded collars allow for additional support and flexibility. MTE 360 technology incorporated into the high tops provides focused thermal insulation and enhanced air flow around the toes.